Since I live quite far away in the Pre-Alps, meeting people isn’t always that easy. It so often happens that a 40 man screams at an older woman in public. One can receive them exactly according to one’s disposition but this is an excellent place to learn to receive well-meant compliments with grace. But the truth is, we all are pretty one way or another.
But even my slow internet connection is enough to get into contact with lots of people. I don’t need to meet people eye to eye, I like getting to know them when and where I want after the online connection has been established. Being afraid of online dating is not a good starting point because it is a false conception. There are almost always more men than women online. It has happened to me and I know of several women to who also experienced this. Men feel freer to express admiration of the aspects of our appearance they find pretty much easier online.
There are plenty of other insecurities but let’s not concentrate on them now.
When I first started online dating, I was full of curiosity.
Daring to start is a wonderful boost to one’s self-esteem and when choosing wisely, nothing can stop you from growing as a person.
As a young single adult in the Church, I’ve had a plethora of conversations with friends about why we’re afraid of dating, afraid of commitment, afraid of marriage—or all of the above.
A woman like me could wonder why on earth anybody would like to contact me.
54 years is a respectable age and my looks aren’t the freshest anymore.
And yet, many of us put off the search to find a spouse.
There are many men who decide to at least talk to other women online, at least to have someone to listen to their part of the story.
It makes me so angry that women are the victims when their husbands find a connection outside!
Listening and reading the stories has taught me more about a man’s mind than 28 years of marriage did.
Many have become my friends even though we haven’t met for years. And everybody is hoping that one of the sympathetic faces is the One.